Captain of the Navy Reinhard Hardegen at the time of the speech. Interior of the palace

Hitlerjugend demonstration under the banner of “Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine Rede an die Hitlerjugend” (The Knight’s Cross Recipients of the German Navy Speech to the Hitler Youth) at the Berlin Sportpalast, 16 June 1943. Kapitänleutnant Reinhard Hardegen at the podium. He receives the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes on 23 January 1942 and Eichenlaub #89 on 23 April 1942, both as Kommandant of U-123.

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